Aida Replaces Sweet Charity at Toronto's Canon Theatre, May 7-31

News   Aida Replaces Sweet Charity at Toronto's Canon Theatre, May 7-31 The national touring company of Aida will make its Canadian premiere in Toronto this May.

The Elton John-Tim Rice musical will play the Canon Theatre for a four-week engagement beginning May 7 and running through May 31. Aida replaces the Broadway-bound revival of Sweet Charity, which was originally scheduled to run at the Canon during this period; new dates for the Cy Coleman musical are expected shortly. Paulette Ivory will star as Aida, the Nubian princess who falls in love with Egyptian captain Radames. Former Footloose star Jeremy Kushnier will play the doomed Radames; others in the cast include Lisa Brescia as Amneris, Micky Dolenz as Zoser, Eric L. Christian as Mereb and Peter Kapetan as Pharaoh. The musical boasts such songs as "My Strongest Suit," "Elaborate Lives," "The Gods Love Nubia," "Written in the Stars" and "Every Story Is a Love Story."

The Canon Theatre is located at 244 Victoria Street. Tickets, priced between $26 and $94, will go on sale March 3, 2003, by calling Ticket King at (416) 872-1212 or (800) 461-3333. Tickets may also be purchased by logging on to www.mirvish.com.

Aida, which is currently playing Broadway's Palace Theatre, features a book by Linda Woolverton, Robert Falls and David Henry Hwang, sets and costumes by Bob Crowley, lighting by Natasha Katz, choreography by Wayne Cilento and direction by Falls. The Palace Theatre is located at Broadway and 47th Street, and tickets are available by calling the Disney hotline, (212) 307-4747. For more information, go to www.DisneyOnBroadway.com.